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    Question for the OP why are there commands for busy box? Can't an installation of busy box occur once you've rooted your phone and installed Titanium? I'm just thinking that if there is a way to take additional code out of there that might be it.

    I think my fear is there is no back up that is done like with SPRecovery. And can you overclock this puppy if I did root?

    The fact that you do it all on your phone makes it interesting. I may consider it.
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    wow beats the pants of my how to, bravo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evilsock View Post
    wow beats the pants of my how to, bravo.
    Yours helped many people too.
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    i wasnt upset. hell thats what these forums are for. were about an app away from one click root on D2,DX.. woohooo!
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    Yeah thats what is holding me back right now. SPr was wondeful for the one time I messed up and my phone went tits up. Installed fresh stock rom rooted again and continued. I want to root but want that security to restart over should my phone dislike what I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hookbill View Post
    Question for the OP why are there commands for busy box? Can't an installation of busy box occur once you've rooted your phone and installed Titanium? I'm just thinking that if there is a way to take additional code out of there that might be it.

    I think my fear is there is no back up that is done like with SPRecovery. And can you overclock this puppy if I did root?

    The fact that you do it all on your phone makes it interesting. I may consider it.
    Updated the guide to indicate busy box as optional, though really it's a useful tool to have so I recommend putting it on there. I also added an unroot guide that should be useful for people who want to revert.

    Thanks to evil sock and the other guides that came before, it was thru my pure laziness last night, my refusal to walk five feet to my pc that spawned this guide. Speaking of spawning, here is why this works.

    There is a limit to how many processes a user can own, on froyo I think it's somewhere around 3000. So what happens when you try to launch a new process after you reach that limit? Glad you asked. Well since when the process initially gets spawned it is launched as root, then changes the uid to match that of the user. Well in this case there are no more free process slots available, aka it can't fork. Since there is no check to ensure the process correctly dropped it's privileges we now have a shiny new root level process.
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    Oh, as for over clocking. Setcpu works, however you are capped at 1ghz. That being said, you could adjust the CPU profiles for better battery life or performance.
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    Where are all of my Unix commands in terminal emulator?

    No output from ps -ef, no more, no pg, no sar, etc.

    At least cat, netstat -rn and echo $PATH work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pool_shark View Post
    Where are all of my Unix commands in terminal emulator?

    No output from ps -ef, no more, no pg, no sar, etc.
    Just use ps, as for those other commands, they aren't installed on your phone, well kinda.

    Busybox provides a lot of the functionality that your wanting. Check this out.

    Mount /system read,write

    Now here is the magic

    - ln -s /system/bin/busybox /system/bin/more

    Now you have the more command, yay! For a full listing of busy box commands, just type in /system/bin/busybox and it will output the commands it was built with. Huzzah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eousphoros View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pool_shark View Post
    Where are all of my Unix commands in terminal emulator?

    No output from ps -ef, no more, no pg, no sar, etc.
    Just use ps, as for those other commands, they aren't installed on your phone, well kinda.

    Busybox provides a lot of the functionality that your wanting. Check this out.

    Mount /system read,write

    Now here is the magic

    - ln -s /system/bin/busybox /system/bin/more

    Now you have the more command, yay! For a full listing of busy box commands, just type in /system/bin/busybox and it will output the commands it was built with. Huzzah!
    Nice. Ping, kill, nslookup, ifconfig, much better. Thanks again.
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